A Little Sumpin' Wild | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild
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A Little Sumpin' WildA Little Sumpin' Wild

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fermented with the Westmalle yeast strain

72.51 IBU

Added by femALEist on 04-28-2010

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3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a golden-yellow to orange hue with a tiny, white head.

S - Apricots, high alpha acid hops, peach, and a funky herb smell.

T - Very pungent high alpha acid hops, apricots, lots of lemon, and belgian yeast flavors.

M - Moderately thin.

O - This beer lives up to its name. It is definitely a bit wild and totally stands out. Maybe a little too wild. But by all means enjoyable.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazed golden with yeaste particulates in suspension. Nice doughy belgian yeastiness on the aroma mixed with citric hops. Flavor is bright and citric, a little farmhouse sour/funk, and doughy belgian yeastiness. Lemon comes through pretty big in the citrus department. Quite drinkable...especially for 9.4. Wouldn't have guessed. Good brew. Lagunitas is just a solid, solid brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Overall: Keeping it short here: try this beer. Then enjoy more of this beer. A little sumpin' of this will go a long way.

Appearance: Golden amber in color. Good head with a slight lace. Lot of carbonation.

Smell: Toast; wheat; raspberry; sour fruit.

Taste: Hops introduce themselves onto the front of the palate, then cleans up with a fruit-tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Average body with a dry finish.

Sampled from a pint glass.

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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz.bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Nice thick head that quickly fades & golden brown color. Nice lacing left behind.

Smell: Hops & Hops! Very floral, with a hint of fruit & citrus. Makes you want whats causing the aroma.

Taste: Hops up front with the malt coming through, very balanced. High ABV was not overly prominent.

Mouthfeel: Medium body & carbonation, surprising for the alcohol content

Overall: Fantastic. A very drinkable beer even with the high ABV. - A definite beer to revisit.

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3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Color is golden, most likely a byproduct of the wheat in the recipe. Appearance is somewhat cloudy, this beer may have been bottle conditioned. Aroma is of bready yeast, with pineapple, grapefruit, and other citrus fruit shining through. With a name like Wild, you would expect this to be somewhat sour, but it really isn't. Instead this feels more like a heavily-hopped Beligian Tripel or Belgian Golden Strong. Not that that's a bad thing. Trademark Lagunitas malt sweentess shines from start to finish, which helps to mask the size of this beer - 9%+ ABV. There's a slightly minerally or metallic thing going on in the finish that I wish wasn't there, but overall this is another nicely crafted beer from a brewery that clearly knows what it is doing.

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4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful golden orange. Smells very fruity. Pineapple, peaches, and apricots. Tastes of peaches and pineapple with a bitter and slightly sour finish. Some phenolic spice is present and compliments the fruitiness very well. Possibly some notes of breadiness or biscuit in there. A little pine as well. Kind of a foamy and dry mouthfeel. Really nice, interesting an refreshing.

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A Little Sumpin' Wild from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3,542 ratings
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